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May 3, 2014 2:35pm EDT
before a congressional committee chaired by clinton anderson who was a senator from new mexico and he says how does this happen? how does this happen? he used a phrase that has been used before but still applicable. cheese says it was a failure of imagination. we simply couldn't conceive the idea that this series of bizarre events, one would trigger the other which would trigger the other which would lead to these men's death. the same thing happened on december 7th, 1941. we simply didn't conceive, there were war games about it, the war department, one of the real victims, walter short of the events of pearl harbor and how they're treated after word but they didn't ever think that the japanese could move six aircraft carriers over 4,000 miles along with dozens of escort ships over 400, 500 airplanes, thousands of men, stopped in mid ocean to refuel and come in and attack hawaii and not only that but attack the philippines, attack midway, attack wake island, all these other faces, in a massive strike. no one thought the japanese had the industrial plan, the war material even the polit
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